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Guide to the Sir Angus Cunninghame Graham Naval History Manuscripts Collection
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Series 1. Ephemera files, circa 1830-1969

Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of personal items, correspondence, lecture notes and sketchbooks including a bound chronology listing the previous collectors of these materials and their biographies. The materials in this series deal with naval issues, such as engineering and navigation and include a number of letters from the personal correspondence of Angus Cunninghame Graham.

Arrangement

The items are arranged into categories and chronologically within categories.
Box 1 : 1

Checklist and biography of custodians. Cunninghame Graham Naval Library, November, 1967

Box 1 : 2-3

Correspondence

Box 1 : 2

Cunninghame Graham, Angus, letter to Graham's librarian, 1969

Box 1 : 3

Cunninghame Graham, C. E. F.. 1911-1914.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1 : 4-7 and 4 : 1-3

Lectures, notes, and publications

Box 1 : 4-6 and 4 : 1

Cunninghame Graham, Angus

Box 4 : 1

H.M.S Achilles, engineering, circa 1912

Box 1 : 4

H.M.S. Cumberland, shipbuilding notes, circa 1926-circa 1946

Box 1 : 5

Navigation, pilotage and compass notes, circa 1910-circa 1930

Box 1 : 6

Notes on charts, flags, signals and various naval subjects, circa 1910- circa 1940

Box 1 : 7

Cunninghame, Graham, C. E. F.. Addenda to Naval Library catalogue, circa 1912

Box 4 : 2

Lieutenant Layman, H.F.H., Lecture on the history of naval visual signalling, 1926, July

Box 4 : 3

Waters, David Watkin, Notes on the convoy system of naval warfare, thirteenth to twentieth centuries, part I, 1204 -1874, 1957.

 

Series 2. Ships' logs and related naval documents, 1757-1803

Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of ships' logs and miscellaneous naval documents dating from the middle of the 18th to early 19th centuries. The materials document naval life during the time period aboard naval vessels, administrative and legal events, ships' locations and movements, crew data and other related matters.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by title and by author within categories of documents.
Box 1 : 8-11 and 4 : 4

Naval documents

Box 4 : 4

Letter book, 1757-1758.

Scope and Content Note

Spine title: Journal De M De Contrepo Capitain Debrulo.
Box 1 : 8

Midshipman's leave book, H.M.S. New Zealand, 1910-1911

Box 1 : 9

Seamanship note book, 1890

Box 1 : 10

Sketchbook of ships and sailboats, 1882

Box 1 : 11

Watch, station, and quarter bill, circa 1811

Box 2 : 1 and 4 : 5-6

Ships logs

Box 4 : 5 - 6

Harris, John, 1792-1802.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

The volume, in addition to 4 loose pages of entries, also contains a tintype portrait of an unidentified male.
Box 2 : 1

Moubray, Richard Hussey (Commander of the H.M.S. Maidstone, 1801-1803), 1803

 

Series 3. Signal books, 1746-1913

Physical Description: 0.6 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of 11 signal books that include information on charts, flags, signals and various other subjects including navigation, tides, sail making, and stowage of holds.

Arrangement

Items in this series are arranged chronologically.
Box 2 : 2

Signals for the Royal Navy and ships under convoy, 1746.

Scope and Content Note

Includes the undated publication Coins weights and measures, ancient and modern for all nations.
Box 2 : 3

Pendant and signals, circa 1746

Box 2 : 4

Telegraph flag of the thousands, circa 1746-circa 1800.

Scope and Content Note

Title taken from item, which is enclosed in buttoned linen envelope.
Box 2 : 5

Signal book, circa 1778-circa 1779

Box 2 : 6

Signaux de jour entre les vaisseaux, fregates and autre batimens de l'etat charges de convoyer, and le convoi qu'ila elcortenz, 1793

Box 2 : 7

Signals for ships of war, 1795

Box 3 : 1

Signal book with watercolor bookplate of Lieutenant Jacques Dalby, circa 1797

Box 4 : 7

Signal book for Her Majesty's ships and the East India Company, 1798

Box 3 : 2

Signal Book for the Ships of War, 1808

Box 3 : 3

Signals for prizes, boats, H.M.S. Resistance, circa 1861

Box 3 : 4

Signal book for boats, 1913